The kingdom of God must reach beyond church attendance to encompass every part of our life for the purpose of bringing about a profound influence on the cultures of this world. The powerful principles of the Kingdom mindset and lifestyle taught by Jesus are the very foundation and source for revealing the eternal and powerful ways of His Father. Living without the foundations of His Kingdom truths results in hopelessness, whereas living your life based upon His Kingdom assures a life of eternal purpose.
Jesus taught profound truths of the kingdom of God which are to have an impact on the world around us . When imparted to man, these culture-shaping truths become keys to release the supernatural realities of Heaven and bring victory in our daily life here on earth. For this reason the Kingdom of God was a central focus of the teachings of Jesus.
Luke 4:43-44 (Jesus said) “I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God…because that is why I was sent.”
Luke 8:1 Jesus traveled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God.
To keep the message of His Kingdom alive Jesus clearly instructed His disciples to preach the Kingdom of God as well:
Matt 10:7 He said to them “As you go, preach this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven is near.’”
Kingdom Culture was also a central focus of the teachings of Paul:
Acts 28:23-31 From morning till evening he (Paul) explained and declared to them the kingdom of God…boldly without hindrance he preached the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ.
Within His teaching, Jesus was very clear that Kingdom realities, which were the essence of His life, came directly from His Father: His teachings were not shaped by the world around Him. On the contrary, He did only what He saw His Father doing, and He taught only what His Father told Him to speak. (John 5:19-20, John 8:28-30, John 12:49-50).
QUESTION: List 3 differences between God’s Kingdom Culture and what is most often experienced and accepted by man within the culture of the world. (Matt 8:5-13, 10:7-8, John 8:3-11, Mark 6:35-44) Leave a reply listing these differences and why you feel the culture of this world has come to be accepted as a normal part of life rather than the culture of the Kingdom of God.
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